Ellis County Fair

Ellis County Fair Safari-It's A Jungle Out There!

****No Boarding of Horses at the Ellis County Fairgrounds****

Message From the President

It’s a Jungle Out There! Join us July 10-17 at the Ellis County Fair! We are ready to get back to somewhat normal conditions and it’s time to have some fun.

We will have hand sanitizer stations around the fairgrounds and you are welcome to mask up if you want to.

Exhibition of projects is the foundation of the fair, both 4-H and open class. The 4-Her’s and open class exhibitors work hard on their projects throughout the year, and if you’ve never had a chance to view all they have done, we invite you to visit their exhibits. There are always such neat and creative projects entered each year.

We had to change our main event line-up a little this year. We plan on two nights of races and two nights of rodeo, a ranch rodeo, and two nights of a thrill show! Purchase your all week pass for just $20 beforehand. We will have a NASCAR simulator and mechanical bull this year along with the inflatable carnival.

We do have a line-up of free midway concerts each night and have plenty of seating available in the food court area and in front of the stage. If you need to leave the house for a little while, consider coming out and enjoy some music.

The Ellis County fair wouldn’t be possible without the exhibitors and volunteers who donate their time for the fair’s success. 4-H members and families, extension agents, County Commissioners, RPM Staff, superintendents and assistants, and the Ellis County Fair Association have dedicated countless hours in preparation for this year’s fair and it’s greatly appreciated!

I hope to see you July 10-17 at the Ellis County Fair!

 Jill M. Pfannenstiel


Jungle Animals

Ellis County Fair Logo

Contact Us

1344 Fairground Rd.
Hays, KS 67601

Jill Pfannenstiel

Justin Scheck

Norleen Knoll

Julie Miller

Feature Events

Races at RPM Speedway

Kick off the 2021 fair with car races including sprint cars plus IMCA mods, stocks, sport mods, hobby stocks and the crazy cruisers! Saturday, July 10th and Sunday, July 11th-starting at 7:00 p.m.- See you there!


KPRA Rodeo

Calling all Rodeo Fans! Come watch the cowboys and cowgirls as they ride, rope, wrestle and race! Join us Tuesday, July 13, 2021 for “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night” and Wednesday, July 14, 2021 for “Patriotic Night each night starting at 7:00 p.m.  


Ranch Rodeo

New to the Ellis County Fair this year! Ranch Rodeo!!!!! Thursday, July 15, 2021 starting at 7:00 p.m.  Come on out and cheer on your favorite team as they compete to see who is the best in cutting cattle, loading cattle into trailers and range branding.

Ranch Rodeo Entry Form                           Ranch Rodeo Minor Release Form
Ranch Rodeo pic 1
Ranch Rodeo pic 2

Thrill Show

Join us Friday, July 16th and Saturday, July 17th for a Thrill Show consisting of Monster Trucks, Motorcycle Stunt Shows, Trick Riding and the Globe of Death. Get your family together and get out to the grandstands for a 2 night spectacular show!!!!

Motorcycle trick
Monster Truck
Monster Truck 2
Globe of Death

Inflatable Carnival

A full night of fun for your kids of all ages!
Bounce Houses, Treasure Dig, Laser Tag, Obstacle Courses, Axe Throw, Alien Invasion, Target Range, Dunk Tank and much, much more!

Inflatable Carnival
Axe Throw
Alien Invasion
Target Range
Straw Crawl

NASCAR Simulator

During the fair, stop on by the Unrein Building and visit all the commercial vendor booths on your way to checking out the NASCAR simulator July 13th - 17th. It's guaranteed to be a fun experience!

Race Car Simulator Pic 1
Race Car Simulator Pic 2
Race Car Simulator Pic 3
Race Car Simulator Pic 4
Race Car Simulator Pic 5

 Livestock Sale Photo


Saturday, July 17, 2021
Livestock Purchaser’s Meal 5:00 p.m.

Sale 6:00 p.m.
Ellis County Fairgrounds

What is the livestock/grand champion auction?

The Ellis County 4-H Livestock Auction is when the animals the 4-Hers have raised and cared for are sold to the public. This is the final step in their projects where the educational aspects come to life. This is also where the grand champion and reserve champion food projects are sold. The sale will be Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Ellis County Fairgrounds.

Why should I purchase an animal or food project? 

You will receive personal satisfaction through:

  • Helping promote 4-H youth “Learn by Doing” programs.
  • Obtaining meat for your freezer or locker, if you so desire.
  • Free advertising as a buyer in a support sign to hang in your business.
  • May be tax deductable premium contribution. Contact your income tax preparer to determine if this is a tax deductible contribution.

What types of projects will be sold?
Animals: Market beef, market swine, market lamb, meat goats, poultry and rabbits.
Foods: The overall grand and reserve champion food projects which could be anything ranging from breads to cookies.
Payment is due the day of the sale, made payable to Ellis Co. Fair. There are two plans from which buyers may choose:

Plan 1

Buy an animal through the sale for the market price, plus the premium price, and keep the project for a butcher animal. You must make arrangements with 4-Her in regards to transportation to locker. If the animal is reserved to show, it will be delivered to you at a later date.

Plan 2

Buy the animal and pay only the premium price. The animal will remain the responsibility of the 4-H member.

Please Note: Anyone may add on additional premium to a 4-Her’s check by informing the clerk of the additional amount, with payment at the close of the sale.

What do I do after I purchase an animal for consumption?

The processing arrangements are the buyer’s responsibility. 4-H Family provides transportation to processor, FREE of charge.

Who do I contact for more information? 

Justin Scheck, Ellis Co. Fair Board Representative
Phone: 785-650-9969